Brandy Persimmon Pudding

    2 hours 55 minutes

    Persimmons are delicious and here's a new way to serve them. This spiced persimmon pudding is easy to prepare and topped with a sweet brandy whipped cream.

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    Serves: 7 

    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1 cup (125g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup persimmon pulp, pureed
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons warm water
    • 7 tablespoons brandy
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (150g) raisins
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 egg
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1 cup (150g) sifted icing sugar
    • salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon brandy flavouring
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Ready in:2hours55min 

    1. Stir together sugar and melted butter. Resift flour with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture. Stir in persimmon pulp. Dissolve bicarb soda in warm water. Add to mixture with 3 tablespoons brandy and vanilla. Add eggs, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Add raisins and walnuts, stirring just until mixed.
    2. Turn into buttered 5 to 6 cup heat-proof mould. Cover and place on rack in large pot. Pour in enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of mould. Cover pot and simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Let stand a few minutes.
    3. Unmould onto serving dish. Pour about 4 tablespoons warmed brandy over pudding and flame. Serve with Brandy Whipped Cream Sauce.
    4. Prepare the brandy whipped cream sauce by beating the egg until light and fluffy. Beat in butter, icing sugar, salt and brandy flavouring. Whip cream until stiff. Gently fold into egg mixture. Cover and chill.

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    I made this pudding 27 years ago, my first time preparing Thanksgiving. My sister was visiting and brought the recipe. We sent our husbands out on Thanksgiving Day to find persimmons! They finally found them. It was fantastic, well worth the effort. I lost the recipe and am happy to have found it again. Can't wait to make it again. Although I was a new cook back then, and didn't do a thing beforehand (we ate at 9:00) still one of my most fun and memorable Thanksgivings!!!  -  12 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I served this for the first time at Christmas and it was huge succes with the whole family.  -  05 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My mother makes this every Thanksgiving and it always get rave reviews from all guests. Takes a lot of time and there are a lot of ingredients but it is so worth it. A very special dessert.  -  24 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)